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Janet Carscadden PT, DPT, E-RYT

Janet Carscadden took her first Hatha yoga class in 1995. As a licensed physical therapist Janet found yoga to be useful in improving flexibility, strength and clarity of mind. Gradually over time she discovered the healing art of yoga therapy and started integrating yoga practices into her patient treatment sessions.

In 2000 she attended her first Jivamukti class. A whole new world of the eight limbed path of yoga was opened up to her. Janet traveled to Bali to complete a 200 hour…

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John McConnell

In his classes, workshops and retreats, John interweaves a combination of humor, alignment, philosophy, lightheartedness, and intensity – while maintaining a keen emphasis on celebrating the true joy of life!

He is the director of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at University of Vermont, where he also teaches Yoga and Mindfulness (for credit, yay!).

When not on the mat, John and his wife Jane Taylor can be seen riding their BMW 650 motorcycles into the sunset – or out of the… Read More

Martha Whitney CHT, SEP, E-RYT 500

Martha offers a mindful, inspiring and welcoming yoga environment that fosters an enhanced self-acceptance and embodied well-being. Her in-depth training in anatomy, movement and breath allows her to artfully guide postures that access body ease and aliveness. Martha compassionately meets her students where they are while encouraging them to stretch beyond what they have known and to experience more fully who they truly are. Students leave class feeling more comfortable, confident and…

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Adam Bluestein

Adam teaches alignment-focused, slow-flow yoga classes for beginner to advanced students in Burlington, Vermont. He completed his Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher certification with John McConnell at the University of Vermont in spring 2015. Inspired by John’s joyful, heart-focused teaching, and by the other teachers who inform his own evolving practice, Adam’s classes are friendly, eclectic, musical, and appropriately challenging.

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Chelsea Brasel

Chelsea took her first yoga classes as a freshman at UVM for a gym credit. From there she developed a lifelong interest in the practice of yoga. She continued taking classes in the Burlington area and found a welcoming community at Evolution. You may recognize her from our own front desk, where she will happily check you in for classes or schedule your physical therapy appointment. In 2012, she traveled to Nicaragua for a 200 hour YTT with Kimberly Waugh. She learned many things during…

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Annette Browne

Over the past 11 years, Annette’s yoga practice has become her passion. She has woven Yoga into her life, which includes being a NICU nurse and Massage Practitioner.

Annette has completed her 200- and 500-hour teacher training at Kripalu and has studied with and been inspired by teachers including Arlene Griffin, Emily Garrett, Martha Whitney, Donna Farhi, Stephen Cope, Sharon Salzberg, Yoganand, Rod Stryker, Jonathan Foust, and Don Stapleton.

Originally from Zimbabwe, she loves to…

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Carolyn Crotty

Carolyn has had a life long love affair with artistic expression and from her first crayon scribbles on walls to her current pursuits on canvas, she has always known in her life-longt creative expression is magical. She is an art therapist with 10 plus years experience in art education and art therapy, and is the foudner of Whirled Tree Arts, in Burlington, Vermont.

After 12 years of practicing yoga in her own time, Carolyn recently acquired her 200-hour yoga teaching certification…

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Dr. Alison Aiken, PT, DPT, CYT

Alison began practicing yoga in 1999 to achieve grounding and stability. As a distance runner interested in emotional and cardiovascular health, she found yoga practice to be a nice complement to the repetitive stress that running places on the body. In 2005 she completed her yoga teacher training through The Yoga Institute with a concentration in Viniyoga. This style of teaching, which focuses on adapting and modifying postures for the individual rather than expecting the individual…

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Nicole Dagesse

Nicole is a yoga teacher, dance artist, and mother. Yoga was vital in her ability to stay present during the transformation of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. As a yoga teacher specializing in pre/postnatal and vinyasa yoga, Nicole delights in opening her students to increased movement possibility in body, breath, and mind.

Nicole’s vinyasa style draws on her dance experience to create unique sequences that build toward a culminating asana or energetic state.  Her fascination…

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Andrea Trombley PT, E-RYT

Andrea Averill Trombley graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 1997, after completing her undergraduate work at the University of Vermont in 1990.  Andrea’s career began at Copley Hospital, in Morrisville, VT, where she treated orthopedic inpatients as well as outpatients, and served as the pediatric PT in the area schools.  In 1999, Andrea moved to the Burlington area and began working at Fletcher Allen Healthcare, working with the…

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Kate Floyd

Kate first began to practice yoga while in college. Immediately hooked on the light feeling that followed that first class, there began a life-long journey of yoga practice. She completed her 200-hour Hatha Teacher Training with Vermont teachers Emily Garrett and Sofi Dillof in 2012. Her classes are gentle with purposeful pauses that encourage individuals to nurture their sense of compassionate curiosity. It is her hope that all individuals receive something from her classes and share…

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Bonnie Glass

Bonnie began exploring yoga during college when she was a NCAA Division I Varsity athlete who needed balance and calm. After college graduation she moved to New York City to pursue a social work career and continue her personal exploration of yoga and mindfulness. As she worked with diverse populations that experienced trauma, violence, illness, and loss she quickly recognized the benefits of yoga for the communities she served and for herself.

In 2012 Bonnie attended Kripalu Center for…

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Gaby Goldberg

Gaby is passionate about reconnecting people to the truest aspects of themselves. Yoga is the modality that leads her closest to this, offering deep, lasting healing and the ability to embrace ones whole self. Knowing and understanding the potentiality that exists within each practitioner empowers Gaby to create and hold space that not only plants seeds of transformation, but supports the cultivation and growth of the individual.

She offers yoga experiences that gently open the…

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Christine Holt

As a lifelong dancer, Christine first came to know and love yoga through vinyasa classes, and quickly noticed that the practice was not only nourishing her physical body, it was stirring-up her soul and making her spirit smile. She was first certified in 2001 through OM Yoga Center in New York City, and has since received further training in CircusYoga, yoga therapy, and mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

In addition to teaching yoga classes for…

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Miv London

Miv is a psychotherapist, meditation teacher, and yoga teacher. She weaves mindfulness and meditative practices into yoga, helping her students cultivate self-awareness and self-compassion, and enabling them to tap their vast potential for healing and growth.

Miv received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Yale University in 1984. She worked at the University of Vermont from 1994 to 2015 as a staff psychologist at the Counseling Center where she co-founded the UVM Mindfulness…

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Morgan Merrihew

Morgan started practicing yoga in 2006 while attending Champlain College. After getting her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in the winter of 2008 at Kripalu, she began teaching at both Champlain and Evolution Yoga. She then had a great opportunity to teach an adaptive yoga class for clients at the Howard Center. Honored to take this job, it reiterated the fact that anyone and everyone can experience the benefits of yoga and it’s mind and body connection.

It wasn’t until her…

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Steph Muzzy

Steph discovered yoga after years of running and other athletic activities. She went to her first class not knowing what to expect, but by the time the class was over she was hooked. Initially it was the physical aspect of the practice that kept her coming back, but overtime she noticed an internal shift that truly generated her love of yoga.

Steph is a mom of three girls whom she considers to be among her best teachers; reminding her the importance of laughter, and that fun can be…

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Meagen Satinsky MPT, PYT

Meagen received her Master’s degree in physical therapy in 2000 from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Combining over 12 years of PT experience in acute care, rehab, and outpatient settings with the application of yoga therapy, she offers an integrated healing approach. Her unique perspective integrating PT and yoga helps support clients with movement and pain challenges. She has focused on acute and chronic movement and pain disorders, specifically back pain and pelvic floor…

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Michelle Downing DPT, RYT

Michelle discovered her love for all things relating to the human body shortly after moving to Waitsfield, Vermont in 2003. This passion lead her to deepen her yoga practice in intensive study of philosophy and detailed alignment principles with yoga instructors Todd Norian and John Friend. She completed a 300-hour teacher training in 2006.

While completing her yoga studies, Michelle discovered a particular interest in yoga therapy. An ever increasing curiosity about the human body…

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Rachel de Simone

Rachel creates a supportive and inclusive yoga community that allows people to open their hearts and move beyond perceived boundaries.

She practices and teaches yoga because yoga teaches her to let go, helps her stay balanced, and inspires her to be her most authentic self. Her classes emphasize moving with breath; being fully present; aligning mind, body, and spirit; and connecting with the inner self.

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Brian Tobin

Brian is grateful to share classes that are filled with yogic philosophy, pranayama, focused asana, and meditation practice. The focus of Brian’s teaching is to create a community of practice (sangha) in which students find their working edge, breathe into it, and accept exactly what arises. Brian aims to meet his students where they are and work with each student to indentify and expand their own unique practice. Always a student as well as a teacher, Brian feels an immense sense of…

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